shatter zone

shatter zone

[′shad·ər ‚zōn]
(geology)
An area of randomly fissured or cracked rock that may be filled by mineral deposits, forming a network pattern of veins.
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Yet the ultimate shatter zone, I would argue, is a place where human civilisation itself collapses, whether through warfare, so-called natural disaster--such as rising sea levels induced by climate change--or some other fundamental disruption in the biological life support systems required to sustain human existence.
A shatter zone does not always furnish a shelter zone.
Briefly stated, the shatter zone extended throughout much of eastern North America (although the focus here is on the southeast).
Perhaps most critical to Ethridge's shatter zone concept is the century after the survivors of the De Soto expedition left.
Much of the Southeast Asian massif is, in effect, a shatter zone," he writes.
Access is provided by three shafts to 17 level and a decline in the Emperor Shatter Zone which has reached level 7.
Some excellent assays have been obtained from a shatter zone on the contact between sediment and volcanics.
The X-Cal Shatter Zone target is located approximately 12,000 ft.
All occurred in what Mark Levene felicitously calls the "rimlands," the ethnically heterogeneous and geopolitically vulnerable shatter zones where new nation-states and the USSR emerged from the old Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and Russian imperial regimes.
Shatter zones make more sense empirically than complex frontiers; given that Rieber sees delineating frontiers as automatically complicating all relationships between peoples directly affected by them, "complex" seems oxymoronic.
True, Llewelyn-Davies's work on sustainable residential quality did show room for up to 100,000 new units in what it called the shatter zones -- underdeveloped sites such as car parks around the commercial cores -- around London's suburban stations; but the report is looking for many more homes than that.
Numerous mineralized frost boils, shatter zones, and boulder trains grading up to 50% copper are known to exist within these deformation zones.